July 11, 2010

I know you

Filed under: Uncategorized — andykiff @ 12:19 pm

Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.6 Then I said, Ah, Lord God! Behold, I do not know how to speak, for I am only a youth.

You have always known me, long before I knew You. Long before I existed.  Long before anything existed.  You chose me and appointed me so far back it cannot be measured because there was no time.  Your plans didn’t start with my existence or with me giving my life to You – they have always existed.  I am not here by accident.

Yet, like Jeremiah, I sometimes question whether you’ve got the right person.  I look at myself and my failings to come up with a list of excuses, taking my eyes off You and Your never-ending love and never-failing power.  The reality I so often choose to ignore is that You know what You’re doing and always have done.  You know my capabilities and You’ve not set me to do anything that’s impossible with Your help.  Lord help me to get rid of “I can’t”, “I don’t”, “I’m not” and particularly “I won’t” from my vocabulary with You.

Your will.  I will.



  1. One of my new favorite verses that speak to how God knows me is Psalms 103:13. I like the way the message reads in that “He remembers that we are mud”
    God knows what we are and yet chooses to use us, love us and keep forgiving us!

    Comment by annette — July 11, 2010 @ 2:07 pm

    • Sorry,
      Psalms 103:14 says via The Message:
      “He knows us inside and out, keeps in mind that we’re made of mud”

      Wow. He knows exactly what we are and continues to use us.
      Its only us who hold us back.

      Comment by Annette — July 11, 2010 @ 2:16 pm

  2. Yes! In the natural sense we’re nothing but we’re called to more than what we are.

    Comment by andykiff — July 11, 2010 @ 5:47 pm

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